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Honor and Violence against Women in Iraqi Kurdistan

Authors: Alinia, M.

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About this book

This book examines violence against women in the name of honor in Iraqi Kurdistan, taking an intersectional perspective. It reveals the links between destructive, state-sanctioned honor discourse and notions of manhood as they are shaped by a resistance culture dedicated to the struggle against ethnic oppression.

About the authors

Minoo Alinia is Associate Professor of Sociology at Hugo Valentin Centre, Uppsala University, Sweden and a teacher at Uppsala University's National Centre for Studies of Men's Violence Against Women.

Reviews

'Discussing the intersection of oppressive structures of gender, sexuality, class, ethnicity, and generation, this book offers extensive analyses of the multidimensionality of violence in the name of honor in Iraqi Kurdistan. Interconnecting historical, social, and political aspects, Minoo Alinia highlights the experiences of victims, perpetrators, and activists in an original manner that contributes to deepen knowledge on the complexity of honor related violence, which too often tends to be reduced to a stigmatizing culturalist interpretation.' - Aleksandra Ålund, Professor, REMESO, Linkoping University, Sweden

"This book draws on extensive fieldwork to examine gender violence in Iraqi Kurdistan as it intersects with the multi-layered regional socio-political context. It will prove to be a welcome addition to global gender studies." - Nada Elia, Professor, Antioch University Seattle, USA


Table of contents (8 chapters)

  • Locating the Book

    Alinia, Minoo

    Pages 1-12

  • Framing the Historical and Political Context of Oppression and Resistance in Iraqi Kurdistan

    Alinia, Minoo

    Pages 13-29

  • Intersecting Oppression and the Multiplex of Violence against Women

    Alinia, Minoo

    Pages 31-52

  • Policing Patriarchy: Honor, Violence and Manhood

    Alinia, Minoo

    Pages 53-82

  • Women Opposing Violence: Room for Resistance and Spaces of Empowerment

    Alinia, Minoo

    Pages 83-108

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eBook $79.99
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  • ISBN 978-1-137-36701-3
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
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  • Download immediately after purchase
Hardcover $100.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-137-36700-6
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $95.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-349-47437-0
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Honor and Violence against Women in Iraqi Kurdistan
Authors
Copyright
2013
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan US
Copyright Holder
Minoo Alinia
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-36701-3
DOI
10.1057/9781137367013
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-36700-6
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-47437-0
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 190
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